The climate in Cape Verde

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 3 weather stations.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

It is warm to hot all year round, inviting bathing at average water temperatures of 24 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Praia. The coldest is São Vicente.
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Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Cape Verde
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Cape Verde

Regions in Cape Verde

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Praia27.3 °C21.4 °C2,920 h22 68.0 %
Sal27.3 °C21.1 °C2,154 h11 73.0 %
São Domingos27.3 °C21.4 °C2,920 h22 68.0 %
São Vicente26.6 °C21.8 °C2,993 h11 72.0 %

Temperature records of the last 59 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1963 to May 2022 was reported by the Sal Espargos weather station. In September 2017, the record temperature of 41.5 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 2 weather stations in Cape Verde , was recorded in 1990 with an average temperature of 27.2 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 25.9 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 59 years was reported by the Sal Espargos weather station. Here the temperature dropped to 10.6 °C in April 2017. Sal Espargos lies at an altitude of 56 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1986 with an average temperature of 19.6 °C. In Cape Verde, it is usual to have about 1.9 degrees more at 21.5 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in September 1967. With 7.7 mm per day, the Sal Espargos weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 59 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data from the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level.
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